Inspired by the Xpress article “Tuning into Asheville’s teen bands,” White Horse Black Mountain’s management team has launched a youth performance series. Jesse Barry and Ian Ridenhour, both of whom were included in the story for their early jump in the music industry, take turns hosting Teen Bandstand and opening for each show’s headliner. “Ian and I are hand-selecting the teen bands we are featuring. [We’re] hoping to inspire these youths to take the path that we’ve each taken,” Barry says. The teen takeover happens on the last Sunday of each month at 6 p.m., and several iterations are already booked. Barry and Kelly Jones open for Neesh (featuring Elise Harvey, pictured) on July 31, and Ridenhour warms up the crowd for The Laters on Aug. 28. Plus, a battle of five Bandstand alumni will take place on Oct. 30. $7 students/$10 adults. whitehorseblackmountain.com. Photo courtesy of Neesh
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